It’s no secret that government information can be hard to locate and difficult to understand. One library director, Susan Nemitz, is working to change this by having government employees train her librarians, who in turn share this information with the public.
Just five years ago, the Darien Public Library didn't have a single public access computer in its children’s section. Today, it is nationally recognized as a pioneer in incorporating iPads and apps into its programs and displays. In this interview with (now former) Assistant Director Gretchen Caserotti, we discover why context is key when it comes to using digital tools in a meaningful way.
The McArthur Public Library and Biddeford Intermediate School in southern Maine collaborated to create a successful program whereby young readers use technology to discuss and share books in creative ways. In this interview, children’s librarian Deanna Gouzie talks about how the program got started and what makes it thrive — offering an opportunity to see Edge Benchmark 5 in action.
Careful technology planning, committed supporters, and a dedicated staff are all key to the Lamar County Library System’s success in achieving Edge Benchmark 7. TechSoup for Libraries talks to one librarian about strategies for encouraging public access technology.
At the Norman Public Library in Norman, Oklahoma, Nancy Rimassa makes Computer Center staff training a priority, prizes her volunteers, and keeps an open mind and an ear to the ground to make sure she is meeting the needs of her community.
When the Morrill Public Library saw the need for more computer classes in their small community, outreach librarian Susan Bryant signed up to become a technology trainer. In this interview, Bryant tells TechSoup for Libraries what she has learned by turning her library into a learning center.